Lockable Ammo Case?

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  1. VanderLaan

    VanderLaan AH Senior Member

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    Looking for something for that I can use to put my ammo in for my upcoming trip to SA. The only lockable case I can find are the dry boxes that hold 200 rounds of ammo. What do you guys use?
     
  2. James.Grage

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    What i use is a lockable pistol case.

    it will hold up to 6 boxes of ammo.

    i take out the foam on one side and travel with 2 to 3 boxes of ammo.

    i put my hearing protection and knife in the case..


     
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    I decided to get a new lockable for the next trip.
    I purchased a Pelican 1200

    Box and Ammunition Weights
    Pelican 1200 Empty
    1210 Grams

    130 grain PSP .270 Corelokt Box of 20
    544 Grams

    7 Boxes
    3808 Grams

    Plastic Box for reloads
    98 Grams

    Remington Cardboard and Plastic Holder
    46 Grams

    20- 130grain psp Coreloks Bullets (alone)
    496 Grams

    7 Boxes fit in the Pelican
    Total 140 Rounds 5018 Grams

    I am going to take out a few bullets to get to the 5000 Gram limit.
    This box is a little heavy and you can get some lighter.

    Taking two rifles with several people using them.
    That is why the arsenal of ammunition, by the way.
     
  4. Second Wind

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    by this point, just select 3 - 7 letters, put them together in any given order and I am probably a lifetime member
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    lockable metal cash box at Wal Mart

    About 10 bucks

    When you leave, leave your ammo with your PH as well as the case

    You can buy another case for the next trip, your PH will appreciate the ammo, if it doesn't fit with any of his rifles I suspect he will be able to trade it for some that does...

    win win no hassle solution:chaplin:
     
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    We used one of these trip. It worked until the airline decided it could not be in checked baggage.
    Then it came out on a carousel broken open after smashing into various corners.
    Not this time.

    Good idea to leave ammo behind if someone can use it.
     
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    Well that's not a good situation

    What was the hub bub about leaving it in your checked bag?

    I mean come on airlines...

    You don't want it packed in the gun case

    You don't want it in a locked box inside of checked bags

    Now you want it in a small separate checked case so you can loose it easier (and charge extra for a 3d bag)

    It obviously can't be in your carry on

    It just gets insane!

    I do know where I'd like to put it but its 11 kg and a long flight .....anyway
     
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    Flew to Namibia through Germany. I used a lockable plano case which I put in my check bag. It weighed 10lbs on the bathroom scales with 5 boxes. Nobody checked it coming or going. They did ask a the Namibian airport how much I was taking home.
     
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    MTM Survivor Dry Box from Midway holds 3 boxes of .30-06 size cartridges or 2 boxes of .375 size. Strong, inexpensive, and lockable with a TSA lock. TSA opened mine to have a peek inside.
     
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    As info we are not to use TSA locks or TSA lockable cases while traveling...

    At times you will run into a agent that will make you take your ammo box out and ship separate. That is why i went with a lockable pistol case...have your tags on the case prior to putting in your checked bag...

    I have had mine weighted and inspected with in the past 2 years so it does happen.

    When my ammo was weighted i was allowed to put it back in my checked bag after i showed them the lock for that bag... if not it would have went separate...
     
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    James did they weigh just the ammo separately or the entire box with ammo inside?
     
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    TSA opened my locked ammo boxes that were inside of my locked luggage, so having a TSA lock on the ammo case is a good thing. My rifle case gets a non-TSA lock.
     
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    case and ammo were weighted. i only had 3 boxes of ammo about 5 lbs..

     
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    that is fine and good if they let you keep your ammo in your travel bag... however if you have to ship separately you will need another lock...then what do you do...

     
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    Thats what I was worried about . The law says 11lb of ammo not 11lb of ammo including a 3 1/2 lb pelican case. Still if push came to shove, right or wrong the TSA agent would be right. I was real close this year with 3 boxes of .257 WBY and 3 boxes of .338 Lapua.

    Thanks James
     
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    Everything I have read illustrates they will weigh both and consider the aggregate weight to 5.0 Kg.
    I just hate arguing the law with people in uniforms on a holiday. It gets tiring really fast.
    Then you have to trust them not to be passive aggressive with your luggage.
    Oops... it got lost.
     
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    No TSA locks here, only the owner is to have keys to open the case. I use pistol case also.

    In 2008 we had to take our ammo out of check bag and put in rifle case, who would of thought but SA agent wanted it that way and we obliged.

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